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Doctors shy away from Medicare

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03/31/2002

NEW YORK - A significant number of doctors are refusing to take new Medicare patients for the first time because of a recently enacted 5.4% cut in reimbursement to physicians who participate in the program, according to The New York Times.

At your service

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03/31/2002

Old hand handles Sunrise customers

"I think the conclusion you can draw is that Innomed wrote a press release that was sufficiently effective in scaring

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03/31/2002

- Analyst Bruce Jacobs of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown in Boston on the stock prices of the nation's two CPAP heavyweights, respironics and resmed, declining sharply following reports that innomed technologies had logged $20 million in sales commitments for its new nasal int

RATC releases bid package for rehab accreditation program

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03/31/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - After two years of work, AAHomecare's Re/hab and Assistive Technology Council (RATC) anticipated releasing its RFP for a rehab accreditation program the first of this month.

Mask spooks investors

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02/28/2002

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Stock prices of the nation's two CPAP heavyweights, Respironics and Resmed, declined sharply last month, following reports that Innomed Technologies had logged $20 million in sales commitments for its new nasal interface.

Cando.com gives e-tailing another go

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02/28/2002

CINCINNATI - Cando.com, which couldn't do it the first time it tried HME e-tailing, appears ready to give it another try. On its Web site the company claims CanDo.com has undergone some "exciting changes" over the past month, including new management.

The state of the market

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02/28/2002

Manufacturers are bending over backward trying to find homes for scooters in HME showrooms, knowing the equipment's often considered an orphan of the power wheelchair.

Study: faster hearts reduce apneas

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02/28/2002

BOSTON - Faster heart rates caused by pacemakers can help relive apneas, lending credence to the belief that while apneas can affect the heart, the heart can also affect apneas, according to a team of French doctors.

Medtrade Spring aims to payoff BIG

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02/28/2002

For the gamblers out there, the odds look good that Medtrade Spring will produce a full house of exhibitors and attendees. Last year's show tallied a 17% increase in attendance, and VNU Expositions expects an even bigger turnout - 5,000-plus - this year.

PacifiCare implements DME co-pay for Medicare+Choice plan

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02/28/2002

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Managed Medicare patients got a jolt all across California Jan. 1 when PacifiCare Health Systems rolled out a new county-by-county co-pay fee schedule for seniors in their Secure Horizons HMO plan.

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